Wednesday, July 28, 2004

By the numbers

A couple of quick items this morning. Arrests for cannabis possession have dropped by a third since the government reclassified the drug. Law enforcement insiders estimate that means that UK police have an extra 200,000 hours to spend on serious crimes. Of course that does not mean that cannabis use has dropped by that much. In fact reports indicate cannabis use is about the same, the resources are simply being diverted from harassing non-violent cannabis consumers to actually protecting the public safety.

Meanwhile, our favorite political candidate in the US, Ed "NJ Weedman" Forchion has completed a series of campaign commercials relative to his candidacy for Congressman. Ed's spent five months in jail in his attempt to get these ads aired on Comcast. The least you can do is check them out and if you live in his district, get to the polls on election day and vote for the


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